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Natural8 Hosts WPT Asia Online Series this October

Tags: asia, Natural8, wpt.
Posted on 06 October 2020 by "T".

The World Poker Tour is definitely making a huge impression in the world of online poker as it launches its first digital festival specially made for Asian players, and it's already ongoing at Natural8!

Natural 8 - WPT Asia Online Series

  • Duration: October 3 to 25, 2020
  • Prize Pool: HK$100,000,000 Gtd ($12.8 million)
  • 22 Trophies to be won

WPT's recent hosting of online events was done due to restrictions to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Despite most parts of the world easing lockdown restrictions and returning to almost normal activities, long-distance travel and large-scale gatherings are still mostly prohibited.

Thanks to the smashing success of the recent WPT World Online Championships, the tournament operator is becoming more intent on reaching into the local markets. WPT Asia Online is made specifically for players based in these countries:
Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Lebanon, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, Uzbekistan or Vietnam.

If you live in any of these countries, then this tournament series is for you!

Eight Iconic WPT Destinations

Players have a lot to look forward to this special online series with eight iconic virtual WPT destinations: WPT Vietnam, WPT Korea, WPT Philippines, WPT Taiwan, WPT Cambodia, WPT Japan, WPT Macau, and the WPT Asia Main Event.

While the events will be held virtually, organizers made sure that their events stay true to WPT's live roots. There will be themed multi-table tournaments (MTTs) with buy-ins corresponding to the host country's currency, as shown below:




(in USD)

WPT Vietnam Championship

October 4

25,000,000 Vietnamese Dong


WPT Korea Championship

October 6

1,650,000 South Korean Wong


WPT Philippine Championship

October 11

80,000 Philippine Peso


WPT Taiwan Championship

October 13

30,000 New Taiwan Dollar


WPT Cambodia High Roller Championship

October 18


WPT Japan Championship

October 20

30,000 Japanese Yen


WPT Macau Championship

October 25

3,500 Hong Kong Dollar


Aside from the virtual stops, there would be 15 other MTTs, including the $1,280 WPT Asia Main Event. The star of the show brings the festival to a close on October 25 and features a $1.28 million guarantee.

The WPT Asia Online Series in a Nutshell

With multiple Asia timezone-friendly events and 22 official WPT Trophy events, there's a lot for any player to choose from. Buy-ins range from HK$300 to HK$27,000.

• Asia's Biggest Series Ever: 22 Official WPT Trophies and HK$100 Million GTD
• Asia's Biggest Online Prize Pool: HK$10 Million GTD in the WPT Asia Main Event
• Represent your Country: Climb up the ranks in the WPT Nation's Cup Leaderboard, for HK$200,000 in added prizes
• 7 National Championships: WPT Passports worth HK$23,000 for each winner
• Made for Asia: Geo-restricted to Asian countries only
• Promos Only for Natural8 Players: Win up to HK$25,000 in WPT live event sponsorships with Natural8 WPT LiveX

Watch out for other featured trophy events including the inaugural WPT300 with a HK$300 buy-in and a HK$1,000,000 guarantee!

Trophy events include variations of PLO, Short Deck, Bounty, 6-Max and Superstack, so players can pick their favorite. All trophies will include custom engraving of each winner's name.

Stay tuned to their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram accounts for more details as they come!



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14 comments on "Natural8 Hosts WPT Asia Online Series this October"

 CALICUL06/10/2020 10:53:18 GMT
Opportunity to launch poker series for rooms is one which should not be avoided, because where several places are awarded, there will be many players. There are enough Asians who will play but they must also accept gamblers from other continents.
 antonis32106/10/2020 13:36:19 GMT
So ,this is the biggest Asia Online series ever hosted by a poker room ?? So Natural8 is the most appropriate poker room to host these games this October . $13M almost waiting for the Asian players to win these millions and get the trophy and their name written on it . It's for players staing on Asia countries , restricted onlyfor them . Good luck everyone playing WPT ASIA Online this year .
 dule-vu06/10/2020 18:02:52 GMT
yeah,probably big success is something that force them to make something like this on natural8 room and we can see now how big room is in todays poker world!ther work in lot of asian countries and wpt see that they must offer something like this on their site!ofcurse this will even bigger event because of this corona situation!
 CALICUL07/10/2020 12:07:42 GMT
Yes, because China it is a country where most people are poor. They don't have much money to play. Japan, South Korea or other country are not very familiar with poker ( only few gamblers ). In future Natural8 will increase prizes for series.
 antonis32107/10/2020 18:11:49 GMT
This WPT world online series was a big success indeed , so as you say dule vu , they decided to bring also this series for Asia online . I am sure it will also have success , and I believe it will have many loose players , some Asian businessmen are famous for this , who will play for fun , a nice opportunity for more serious players to go and play for a good payday against them . Good luck everyone .
 CALICUL08/10/2020 11:52:32 GMT
Even though China has had restrictions on real money games (now I don't know if they repealed that law) online poker is growing in a country with a lot of people. I would like Natural8 to accept players from all continents in future.
 dule-vu09/10/2020 12:56:10 GMT
Posted by antonis321:
This WPT world online series was a big success indeed , so as you say dule vu , they decided to bring also this series for Asia online . I am sure it will also have success , and I believe it will have many loose players , some Asian businessmen are famous for this , who will play for fun , a nice opportunity for more serious players to go and play for a good payday against them . Good luck everyone .

you can imagine how big potential they have and how many players this can bring no matter is it online series or live series,this is just huge number of players in asia and this just can be great for the players and for this poker site!they grow fast and who know where is their end!
 CALICUL09/10/2020 13:52:16 GMT
Their potential is high because asians are not afraid how is someone with over 1600 mob shots in his account. This poker room will grow. In future strong players who will arrive in USA for live tournaments... they can become champions there.
 antonis32111/10/2020 16:01:16 GMT
If someone can argue with another one about which poker room shoud be the one to host WPT world online series (I say PartyPoker , sb else might say sth else ) or WSOP (I say PartyPoker or ACR sb else supports let's say JokerStars ) , there is noone in good sense and logic who good argue that the greatest Asian Online Tournament Series ever should be played on Natura8 ,

The greatest Asian poker room , and GG network , the network which expand more and more nowadays . So it was the greatest and most favorable choice , the plyers can battle each other and go for some big wins . Everything can be done online easily nowadays due to this virus , online networks make our life easier . Just imagine if we didn't have internet ...............
 CALICUL12/10/2020 18:01:53 GMT
Now every big poker room offers according to their potential because you can't offer prizes of 50 millions dollars guaranteed unless your name is Party Poker, Pokerstars or other big name, 888 has a series now of 8 million. Is poor than others.
 antonis32114/10/2020 23:16:12 GMT
Calicul. . Well ,if 888poker finds a supporter , a live casino business that wants to host online its games or to support its platform generally on a longterm basis or if a great super economic multinational company wants to be the main sponsor the series of a casinos series or generally for the seriesof 888poker , then 888poker can boost he prizes of itsown tournaments for sure calicul Smilejust like PartyPoker-WPT or Natural8-WSOP-WPT or PokerStars-Masons (just kidding Smile)
 CALICUL15/10/2020 07:52:44 GMT
It is certainly something to appreciate, when a poker room like Natural8 or 888 opts for alliances or large tournaments, where they are calculated well, so that the satellite winners fill seats to cover guaranteed amounts. Pokerstars is 99% dead for me with or without masons. Sport betting only, but now i have no money there.
 geseco1215/11/2020 13:47:42 GMT
good opportunities for Asians since they are the most profitable in the world of poker, hopefully poker reaches more countries and the poker community grows and that way it would be better, the group would become stronger and better known worldwide because it is a game different from others, it's like soccer, the adrenaline level is too high and that's amazing for anyone
 CALICUL16/11/2020 10:22:32 GMT
October is over and you guys must to watch what promotions or interesting poker series will be in this room. Asia has a lot of citizens and there will be many of them who will play. This way they will have a little or more weight in industry, to offer something beautiful.

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